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Clubs and Societies

At Ashoka, when not occupied with academics, students will find themselves immersed in pursuing their hobbies and interests through clubs and societies! These will give students an ocean of opportunities to contribute and enrich their campus experience culturally and intellectually. A ‘Club’ is a focused group working towards a specific field of interest. A ‘Society’ is an umbrella organization which has under it two or more clubs. These clubs have diverse interests and pursuits with a common objective and focal interest area that affiliates them to a single domain and binds them together. 

The Clubs get ample opportunity to showcase their talents through annual traditions created by the Office such as Jashn-e-Jazba (a platform for clubs to provide a sneak-peak into what they do); Annual Production Fortnight (a year-end mega-event) where clubs bring to the fore their creative work that the year’s hard work and passion have culminated with; Clubs Fair, inter-university events and regular events. The Office of Student Life wants our clubs and societies to be able to hone their passions and also excel in them. We are committed to providing full support and encouragement to them through mentorship, training, infrastructure and financial support.

 

Abhinaya | dancesociety@ashoka.edu.in | 2014
Establish and create a more sustainable and steady dance environment on the Ashoka campus, which includes goals like representing Ashoka in various college fests, expanding the team and holding dance events, workshops and classes on campus. The ultimate goal is to create and explore new ideas and ways of presenting the art form.
Allure : The Fashion Club | allure@ashoka.edu.in | 2019
To help break the many stereotypes around fashion and outward appearances. Focusing on bringing together people who show passion towards fashion, and is blind to any kind of fads or set standards of body image or gender roles.
Ashoka Consulting Club | consulting@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Aims to bring together bright and dedicated students from diverse majors, in order to develop a problem solving mind-set, compete at case study competitions, crack consulting interviews and hone skills like structured thinking, logical reasoning and communicating effectively.
Ashoka Cycling Club | ashokacyclingclub@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Create a culture of mutual support and celebration through cycling, with activities stretching from cycling for beginners to multi-day expeditions and preventative maintenance to larger restoration projects. The central pillar is the spirit of sharing the love of everything related to cycling, which also helps engage with the surrounding area, along with each other, bursting the bubble of the Ashoka campus. Also help self-engagement by getting out of one’s comfort zone.
Ashoka Debating Union | debating@ashoka.edu.in | 2015
Create a culture of organised debating at Ashoka.
Ashoka Farm Fresh: the Kitchen Gardening Club | farmfresh@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Actively grow organic vegetables and host events to distribute the produce on campus.
Ashoka Investments Club | investmentsclub@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Comprises of finance enthusiasts who aim to foster fundamental skills in the domain of investment management and finance through company analysis, stock presentations, industry expert meetings and job mentoring.
Ashoka MUN | ashoka.mun@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Propagate a Model United Nations culture on campus by taking part in simulated UN conferences in various educational institutions
Ashoka Students Behavioural Insights Team (in collaboration with CSIP) | abit@ashoka.edu.in | 2020
India’s first student led Behavioural Insights Team, committed to promoting and practicing Behavioural Science at Ashoka and more recently remotely.
Ashoka University International Students Association (AUISA) | auisa@ashoka.edu.in | 2016
Enhance the liberal arts experience for all students by promoting multicultural learning and global engagement. Work towards the welfare of students who cross international borders to be at Ashoka. Foster a sense of community, especially with our host country, in the spirit of inclusivity.
Caperture | caperture@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Create and fuel an enriching culture of photography at Ashoka.
Eeshto: The Board Gaming Society | eeshto@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Develop a board gaming culture on campus, which facilitates learning various subjects through board games.
Enactus, Ashoka University | enactus@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
An international non-profit organisation, which provides students with the opportunity to engage in community development projects. Aims to create and establish sustainable business projects to generate effective employment opportunities, uproot prevalent social issues and contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Entrepreneurship Network of Ashoka | ena@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Promote the spirit of entrepreneurship on campus and support on-campus start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Hallyu : Korean Cultural Club | hallyu@ashoka.edu | 2020
Our very own in-house club for all fans and non-fans of all things (South) Korean. Be it music, dance, shows, fashion, the language, or just about anything, you’ll have a place in this club!
HerCampus Ashoka | hcashoka@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
A worldwide college journal for students, especially women, that is essentially a guide to college life.
Hindvi | hindiurdu@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Foster and advance the culture of the Hindustani language and its art, literature, music and heritage on campus through open meetings, events and other forms of engagement.
Kalinga magazine | kalinga@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
A humour/satire magazine, commenting on all the little banalities of life on campus.
Kintsugi | kintsugi@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Create and sustain a peer led on-campus engagement with topics of mental health, thereby building an environment that espouses a balanced and healthy lifestyle at Ashoka. The goals are threefold – raising awareness about issues surrounding mental health, enabling peers to facilitate support, and providing a space to release stress – all in order to foster a healthier community at Ashoka.
Lang-up | langup@ashoka.edu.in | 2020
A community for all language learning enthusiasts to come together to learn new languages and enhance already known ones by developing a culture of peer-oriented learning.
Mad Batter: The Baking Club | madbatter@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Popularise the baking culture on campus, to develop various skills in relation to the art of baking and to hone people’s talents and in order to provide a platform for people to share their passion for baking.
Meri Dastan | meridastan@ashoka.edu.in | 2016
Promote the ancient art of storytelling and give people a safe space to share their life stories.
Navrang | filmsoc@ashoka.edu.in | 2016
Promote a culture of making, understanding and appreciating films on campus by providing opportunities for the student body to engage with a vast array of films through weekly screenings, numerous collaborations with academic and non-academic societies, discussions, talks and workshops. Also engage with the student body through the launching of multiple filmmaking projects which everyone can take part in.
Neev | neev@ashoka.edu.in | 2014
A community engagement club run by students at Ashoka University. The emphasis on ‘engagement’ and not ‘service’ is a deliberate: any interaction with the community in which Ashoka is located is to be collaborative and is to strive for creating a space for engagement between Ashoka and its immediate surroundings.
Odyssey | odyssey@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Provide a holistic view and knowledge of the world to the students through trips, excursions, treks as well as events and talks. Engage in responsible traveling and learn about the history, geography, and sociology of the places and their people. Houses – Himgiri and Club Atlas
Orators – Public Speaking Club | orators@ashoka.edu.in | 2020
Aims to foster public speaking skills amongst the students of Ashoka and provide them a safe space to practice and learn through valuable feedback. Peer mentoring is a crucial aspect of the club. We aim to become better public speakers and grow as a community.
Pawsitive | pawsitive@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Actively engage with the animals living outside campus and work for their welfare. Strive to create a culture on campus where human beings are at the least comfortable around them and can experience the unconditional love every animal brings with him/her.
R3SPAWN | respawn@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Foster and promote a culture of video-gaming on campus through friendly competition.
Red Brick Words | poetry@ashoka.edu.in | 2015
Provide a platform at Ashoka where students explore and appreciate spoken word poetry, are encouraged to write in various forms and learn how to translate it into performance. Aim for writers to develop their craft and understand the importance of feedback and revision in order to create effective pieces of both written and performance art.
Ricochet | ricochet@ashoka.edu.in | 2016
Bring together a group of dedicated individuals to document and curate Ashoka's annual yearbook.
Ruhi | ruhi@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Teach the support staff on campus English, so that they realise their full potential and aspire higher, while being an opportunity for the support staff to interact and form a deep bond with the student body, who they tirelessly take care off.
Sandhi | sandhi@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Create a space to foster engagement with the various languages spoken on campus, and with the ontological, epistemological, political and socio-cultural aspects of language.
Sckuro – the Graphic Narrative Club | sckuro@ashoka.edu.in | 2020
Develop a graphic narrative culture on campus, which integrate diverse elements such as comic, manga, literature, and doodle saga!
Expand art culture on campus through various events accessible to everyone, multi-modal art installations, and collaborations with other clubs and societies.
Sports Enthusiast Club (under Office of Sports & Exercise) | sec@ashoka.edu.in | 2019
Aims to create a sporting culture with everyone on campus, giving multiple opportunities to participate in various sporting events, be it competitive or for fun. We embrace the people that put their hearts into sports and welcome you to be a part of this community!
The Anime Club | anime@ashoka.edu.in | 2016
Bring together a community of Ashokans who enjoy and/or are curious about Japanese animation, known as ‘anime’. Foster a space to appreciate all kinds of anime and anime-inspired works created by famous names and independent creators alike: from feature films to television shows and specials.
The Comic Relief | thecomicrelief@ashoka.edu.in | 2017
Provide comic relief to any and all Ashokans who want to unwind and have a stress free time after in the midst of intensive academics, heated discussions and charged debates.
The Edict | edict@ashoka.edu.in | 2015
Ashoka’s student run online newspaper.
The Feminist Collective | feministcollective@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Facilitate discussions on feminism and gender on campus, create a safe space for people to talk freely, share experiences, and foster a sense of solidarity. This is to be operationalised by holding creative events that generate awareness about sexism and the various intersectionalities of the Indian feminist movement.
The Northeast Collective | northeastcollective@ashoka.edu.in | 2020
Aims to provide a space for members of the Ashoka community who are from the Northeast or have roots there. We organize events to promote appreciation of culture, history, and diversity of the region, and spread awareness about the socio-political realities of various parts of the Northeast.
The Quizzing Society | quizsoc@ashoka.edu.in | 2016
Foster a culture of quizzing on campus.
The Rotaract Club | rotaract@ashoka.edu.in | 2015
Work towards serving the community and promoting stronger relations between people from all over the country and the world, while developing professional and leadership skills.
Ashoka University Queer Collective | auqc@ashoka.edu.in | 2018
Foster community engagement and facilitate conversations about gender and sexuality, all the while ensuring that queerness is celebrated. The central aim is community building and both solidarity and visibility for and amongst the Queers who live on campus, especially the ones for whom the socio-cultural impacts of homophobia have been massive. The goals include but are not limited to integration of new Ashokans, sensitization about queer identities, active engagement with the slippery slopes of sexuality and peer support for queers on campus.
Vistaar | vistaar@ashoka.edu.in | 2015
Create an inclusive, collaborative and accessible community for music, regardless of one’s interests or skill levels. The objective is to foster growth - musical, professional and personal - for everyone involved in the process. Aim to consistently facilitate access to musical avenues, inspire creativity, and foster a sense of community, while being rooted in ideals of professionalism, meticulousness and a people-centric work environment.
WireByte | wirebyte@ashoka.edu.in | 2019
To introduce the student body to physical computing, hardware, electronics and get them excited about hardware, build and exhibit projects.

 

Library Services

Libraries form the soul of any learning environment. At Ashoka, the library helps to make the campus more vibrant and interesting! 

 

It remains hybrid with equal emphasis to print & digital media. Its collection includes books, journals, databases, articles, reports, A/V materials, etc.  In a short span of five years, it has developed an excellent book collection in liberal arts, thanks to founders'vision and generous flow of personal collections. Considering the vast diversity of students, the library has added some contemporary collection in select vernacular languages for leisure reading.  

 

Library is in the process of providing remote (anywhere / anytime) access to eBooks, e-journals open archives and digital resources. Currently, online access is available to highly reputed & resourceful journals /databases like The economist, New York Times, Economic & political weekly, Science Direct, Census data, Magzter ( 4000+ popular & leisure magazines), and the list is growing.  

 

Library assists the teaching community by curating and retrieving course materials through its Digital Repository services.  In addition to its own resources, library provides access to materials from major & reputed libraries in the region/country,  through its Inter library cooperative initiatives. It has arrangements with national & international organizations to source specialized & research information on a demand basis. To be in line with Ashoka's CSR objectives, library has a mobile library van equipped with video streaming, tablets loaded with infotainment materials, and other learning kits that are used to serve school children in the neighborhood. 

Ashoka library believes in conservation of nature and hence curtails use of paper in daily office activities. It respects and comply with copyright issues.

 

Click here to view library collection policy

Click here to view the Library web page giving more details and links to resources.

For all your requirements and queries pl write to "library@ashoka.edu.in"

 

Residence Life

Ashoka University’s Residence Life programme, the first of its kind in India, is dedicated to revitalising the campus residential experience, starting with creating a community in every residence hall. You could spend time chatting with your RA, lounging in the common room, or studying with friends. You will share a room with a classmate in one of our meticulously-maintained residence halls while learning from your fellow students from all around the world. Settle in to a residential programme that helps you make the most of every University moment.
Working in tandem with a team of support staff and Wardens, Resident Assistants bring the campus to your doorstep. Concerned about making the jump to college housing? Ashoka University’s Residence Life staff is here to help. Not sure how to manage your class schedule and extracurricular? Feeling homesick and need a listening ear? RAs are at hand to give advice, lend a supportive hand, and connect you with the vast network of resources available on campus.
Residence Life at Ashoka University welcomes you to a community of diverse and talented scholars residing in a close-knit and dynamic learning environment. We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and vibrant residential experience for you on Campus. We look forward to making our home yours.

Who’s who in Residence Life?
The Residence Life Programme is managed through the efforts of a team that includes the following:

 

Wardens
Each residential building is staffed by at least one warden. The primary role of the warden is to manage the undergraduate check-in-and-out registers, respond to emergencies and disciplinary infractions, manage building infrastructure, coordinate in-hall housekeeping and maintenance staff, and conduct business necessary to the well-being of the student community. As part of student check-in and check-out policy the warden records all departures from and arrivals to campus by undergraduates. Concerns about residence life policies, sources of conflict in the hall, conduct infractions or issues with the building infrastructure should be reported first to the floor Resident Assistant and the Warden on the hall before reaching out to the Residence Life Co-ordinator, Director of Student Life, or Dean of Undergraduate Programmes.

 

Residence Life Coordinator
The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) works in tandem with the Director of Student Life and Dean of Undergraduate Programmes to develop the Residence Life Programme as a whole and coordinate the efforts of Residence Life staff. The RLC also serves as a mentor to students, and is available during select business hours to discuss concerns related to Residence Life. In case of disciplinary infraction, the RLC may serve on the Disciplinary Committee that addresses student misconduct.

Resident Assistants 
Each floor in a residential hall is staffed with one Resident Assistant (RA). RAs work together to create an engaging and educational in-hall experience for students. The RAs are committed to the student community and are trained in mentorship, crisis management, conflict mediation, community building. In short, they act as confidantes, mentors and first points-of-contact to a resident undergraduate.

 

Services
As a purely residential campus, the university houses its students in the fully furnished and air conditioned Men’s and Women’s residence halls. Our students have round-the-clock access to free of cost first aid and medical assistance at the infirmary situated in the common lounge of the Women’s residence along with host of other services such as laundry, documentation centre, tuck shop, book-cum-stationery store, unisex salon and gymnasium.
The common lounge of both the residence halls is equipped with a television, reading areas, board games and a pantry. Apart from this, each floor of the residence halls has a pantry and reading room, allowing students to interact and bond together in the shared community space.
The university dining mess along with six other eating joints on campus provides students with a plethora of healthy local and global choices of cuisine.
A dedicated free of cost and timely shuttle service is available to all students, staff and visitors – to and from the Jahangirpuri Metro Station and Ashoka University Campus. This transport facility safely and comfortably connects our students with Delhi, giving them access to the city’s rich culture and heritage.

 

Student Support
Our counselling centre, the Centre for Individual and Group Experience (CIGE) is an endeavour towards supporting and ensuring a more holistic well-being of students, which includes mind, body and relationships to others. It aspires to help them become people with a rich inner emotional life that can provide resilience and be a source of energy and creativity. With its aim to foster a safe space that encourages an integrated understanding of the world inside (feelings, anxieties, fears, dreams, rationality, irrationality, personal histories) and outside (cultures, social hierarchies, ambitions, academics, leadership, relationships), CIGE acts as an enabler in building an environment that rivets together emotional, social and interpersonal well-being.

Sports and Exercise

Ashoka University is dedicated to providing students with plenty of activity outside the classroom. The past year saw Ashokans represent the University in football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, table tennis, tennis, chess, badminton and Ultimate Frisbee. Many Ashokans have picked up running and have participated in half marathons and other races. At Ashoka, it is not uncommon to see staff members and faculty engage with students on the sports field as well.

With a firm belief that a sound mind resides in a sound body, students have access to the following facilities at present:

  1. Football field with flood lights

  2. Gym

  3. Cricket pitch

  4. Volleyball court with flood lights

  5. Synthetic Basketball Court with lights

  6. Synthetic Tennis Courts with lights

  7. A 200 metre running track

  8. A Long jump pit

  9. 1 + km synthetic running track

  10. Table tennis

A state-of-the-art indoor sports complex was inaugurated in October 2016 The complex houses:

  • A 25 metre swimming pool

  • Multi-purpose courts for Basketball and Badminton

  • Two double Squash courts

  • Facilities for Table Tennis and Billiards

  • Comprehensive gymnasium with latest equipment

  • A 10 metre Shooting range

The student body is divided into 4 houses – Red, Green, Yellow and Blue and Inter-house leagues are organised in Basketball, Volleyball, Chess, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Football, Tennis and Athletics.

Student Services

The Ashoka Centre for Well Being is one-of-a-kind on-campus counselling center at Ashoka University which is dedicated to the care and well-being of mental health of the Ashoka fraternity. It is comprised of trained psychoanalytic psychotherapists and a mental health counsellor who offer a range of services from individual counselling sessions to group workshops. The Centre also works towards building awareness about mental health issues by organising guest sessions, seminars and educational workshops. For more information, please click here. 

 

The liberal arts education offered at Ashoka University inculcates critical thinking skills and recognises that these are inextricably linked to the practice and art of effective academic writing. A flagship facility in India, the Centre for Writing and Communication helps students learn how to think analytically and innovatively and write cogently and lucidly. The CWC works with students through one-on-one tutorials, group sessions, or larger workshops that are designed in consultation with faculty and tailored to specific disciplinary, assignment, and student needs. For more information, please click here.

 

Ashoka University offers an inclusive education framework that welcomes, nurtures and supports students with learning difficulties. As an essential component of the framework, the Office of Learning Support (OLS) has been established at the University to design various activities and coordinate the entire process for students seeking help related to learning disabilities.
Many noteworthy people across the globe — scientists, teachers, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, activists, politicians — have had to overcome learning difficulties in order to excel in their chosen field. With our focus on inclusive education, it is our hope that every Ashoka student can likewise find their own path to excellence. For more information, please click here